Enrolling in online courses is one of the many ways people do to cope during these trying times. It has been a year since the world was called into a Pandemic and it looks like we are in it for another year? The numbers of Covid-19 cases are soaring again and we will just have to find more ways to empower ourselves because the government won’t do it for us.
There are about 100,000 free online courses that Jobstreet has made available in partnership with FutureLearn, a British digital education platform. These courses will help Filipino’s become more equipped when they apply for a job they desire.
This is part of JobStreet commitment to extend valuable support among job seekers amid the pandemic by not only providing jobs that matter but also giving learning and upskilling opportunities . It was just last May 2020, when they released how many have lost their jobs. I wonder how many got hired during the job fair?
With this partnership between JobStreet and FutureLearn, Filipinos can now learn 100% online with world-class universities and industry experts with a diverse selection of courses. The levels per course are delivered one step at a time as one progresses in learning. Courses are accessible on mobile, tablet, or desktop.
I browsed over the Futurelearn site for the online courses available and there’s some of them that you can take:
- Machine Learning/AI
- Big Data/ Analytics
- Digital Marketing
- Mobile App development
- Human Resource
- Leadership and Management Skills
- English Language
- Career Development/ Advancement Skills
- Mindfulness and Mental Wellbeing
- Logical and Critical Thinking Skills
- Job Search Success
- and more…
It looks like anything that has got to do with technology and computers is in demand and a great skill to acquire especially now that everyone is doing work and study at home stuff. We are all just so dependent on the internet now that it will be to your advantage if you have advanced knowledge of the tech and how to utilize it. App development might be something I might be interested on but then I need patience so maybe I should also get the Mindfulness and Mental well-being and Logical and Critical Thinking Skills!
The partnership offers over 80 courses focusing on emerging and transferable soft skills given by global universities. Job seekers will also have the opportunity to unlock access to any game-changing courses comprising emerging technologies such as data science, digital marketing, and cryptocurrency, subject to one course per individual.
The online courses are open to all new and existing JobStreet users until May 31, 2021, or when the 100,000-course vouchers are fully redeemed across all six participating countries – Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
All they need to do is sign up through the microsite http://bit.ly/JobStreetFutureLearn, receive the voucher via email, select free FutureLearn courses, and get certificates which they could then attach to their applications.
JobStreet Philippines Country Manager Philip Gioca encouraged the local workforce to keep growing skills and experience while seeking ‘jobs that truly matter’.
“The competition in landing a job at this time is tougher than it was, and everyone is against other job seekers who are as experienced as they are. We encourage candidates, fresh graduates, and even experienced professionals, to continue striving for learning new knowledge and skills which can help eventually grow their career,” he added.
FutureLearn, founded in December 2012, is jointly owned by The Open University, a public research university and the largest university in the UK for undergraduate education, and SEEK Ltd, JobStreet’s parent company. It is one of the world’s most reputable open online course learning platforms, and as of June 2020, including 175 UK and international partners and non-university partners.
To learn more and avail of free courses visit, http://bit.ly/JobStreetFutureLearn.